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Strategic Analysis of the Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market in Southeast Asia

Strategic Analysis of the Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market in Southeast Asia

Global investment in the renewable energy (RE) market exceeded $300 billion in 2014, at a 􂀀% growth rate over 2013. Biomass and waste-to-energy (WTE) projects saw more than $􂀀billion worth of investment in 2014. With rising primary energy needs, Southeast Asia is experiencing power turbulence across most of its economically backward regions, indicating a heightened need to implement RE projects for better energy security.

Every nation is racing toward its 2025 and 2030 RE targets and so is Southeast Asia. To meet its energy needs, the region has introduced RE goals for 2030 as part of its overall energy mix.

Southeast Asian governments are revisiting their energy policies and regulations for better investment opportunities in the RE market. Producers are seeing constant support in the form of Feed-in-Tariff (FiT), Pioneer Status (PS), and Investment Tax Allowance (ITA) policies.

Annual capacity additions are forecast to increase from 􂀀 MW in 2014 to 􂀀MW in 2019, with a cumulative investment of $􂀀 billion. The annual CAPEX investment for 2014 alone was estimated at $􂀀 billion.

The increasing number of manufacturing and industrial hubs, along with the growing population, have led to the accumulation of solid and residual waste in Southeast Asia. At present, Singapore and Malaysia are at the forefront in terms of building WTE plants, followed closely by Indonesia.

In 2014, the total installed capacity of biomass was 􂀀GW; in 2019, this number is expected to double to 􂀀GW.

With 􂀀GW of installed capacity at present, Thailand is the leader in biomass investments in Southeast Asia; however, by 2019, Indonesia is anticipated to race ahead with large-scale biomass projects.

About this report

The Southeast Asian biomass and waste-to-power market is in the growth stage. The heightened necessity to manage agricultural and solid waste is one of the main market drivers. The key challenges faced are the unorganized feedstock market, the complicated bureaucratic structure, and the logistical hurdles. The market trends are analyzed for a study period of 2011 to 2019. The base year is 2014. The study covers drivers and restraints, market revenue (annual capacity additions), segmentation by country and technology, end-user analysis, value chain analysis, country-level policies and regulations, and company profiling.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions
    • Market Definitions-Biomass Feedstock
    • Market Definitions-Biomass Technology
    • Market Definitions-End Users and Others
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Technology Analysis
    • Market Segmentation-Technology
    • Market Segmentation-Geography
    • Market Segmentation-End Users
    • Biomass Power Plant-Project Development Stages
    • Biomass Power Value Chain
    • Biomass Power Value Chain-Discussion
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
      • Table Residential Power Tariff Rates, Southeast Asia, 2014
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Southeast Asia, 2014
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market: Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast, Southeast Asia, 2011-2019
    • Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Pricing Analysis
    • Pricing Analysis-Power Generation Technology
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Total Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Country, Southeast Asia, 2011-2019
    • Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Total Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, Southeast Asia, 2011-2019
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Total Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market
    • Competitive Structure
    • Profiles of Key Project Developers
    • Profiles of Key Equipment Manufacturers
  • Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
    • Mega Trend Impact on the Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market
      • Table Total Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market: Mega Trend Impact, Southeast Asia, 2014
    • Mega Trends Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Malaysia
    • Regulations Governing the Industry
    • Programs Governing the Industry
    • Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market: Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast, Malaysia, 2011-2019
    • Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Market Segmentation-End Users
    • Market Segmentation-End-user Discussion
    • Market Segmentation-Technology
    • Market Segmentation-Technology Discussion
    • Market Segmentation-Power Generation Equipment
    • Market Segmentation-Power Generation Equipment Discussion
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Forecasts and Trends-Thailand
    • Regulations Governing the Industry
      • Table Regulations Governing the Industry
    • Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market: Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast, Thailand, 2011-2019
    • Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Market Segmentation-End User
    • Market Segmentation-End-user Discussion
    • Market Segmentation-Technology
    • Market Segmentation-Technology Discussion
    • Market Segmentation-Power Generation Equipment
    • Market Segmentation-Power Generation Equipment Discussion
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Forecasts and Trends-Indonesia
    • Regulations Governing the Industry
    • Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market: Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast, Indonesia, 2011-2019
    • Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Market Segmentation-End User
    • Market Segmentation-End-user Discussion
    • Market Segmentation-Technology
    • Market Segmentation-Technology Discussion
    • Market Segmentation-Power Generation Equipment
    • Capacity Contribution-Power Generation Equipment Discussion
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Forecasts and Trends-The Philippines
    • Regulations Governing the Industry
    • Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market: Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast, The Philippines, 2011-2019
    • Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Market Segmentation-End User
    • Market Segmentation-End-user Discussion
    • Market Segmentation-Technology
    • Market Segmentation-Technology Discussion
    • Market Segmentation-Power Generation Equipment
    • Market Segmentation-Power Generation Equipment Discussion
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Forecasts and Trends-Rest-of-Southeast Asia
    • Regulations Governing the Industry-Singapore
    • Regulations Governing the Industry-Vietnam
    • Regulations Governing the Industry-Myanmar
    • Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Biomass and Waste-to-Power Market: Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast, Vietnam, 2011-2019
    • Capacity Addition and Revenue Forecast Discussion
      • Table Singapore WTE Plants
    • Market Segmentation-End User
    • Market Segmentation-End-user Discussion
    • Projects in Vietnam
      • Table Projects in Vietnam
    • Projects in Myanmar
      • Table Woodchip Downdraft Gasifier Project
    • Market Segmentation-Technology
    • Market Segmentation-Technology Discussion
    • Market Segmentation-Power Generation Equipment
    • Market Segmentation-Power Generation Equipment Discussion
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Additional Sources of Information on the RE Industry
    • List of Other Companies
    • Learn More-Next Steps
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

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